Tag: aging parents

Questions to Ask a Loved One in a Nursing Home Over the Phone

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Do you have a loved one that has been isolated in a nursing home during the Covid-19 pandemic? If so, you may primarily keep in touch with them by talking on the phone, rather than being able to spend time together face-to-face. Let us take a look at several questions you can ask your loved… Read more »

Three Tips on Helping a Loved One Deal with Memory Loss

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Are you struggling with watching your aging parent or another loved one deal with memory loss? It can be difficult. You may have looked up to your loved one and spent your life watching him or her succeed in a career and be present for the family. Memory loss can make these achievements seem like… Read more »

7 Tips for Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation During COVID-19 and Beyond

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Have you been wondering how best to help your aging parent or other senior loved ones avoid isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic? While it can be tough to be limited in your ability to visit in person, there may be many ways to maintain connection to your loved ones and encourage them to remain connected… Read more »

5 Tips for Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

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The holiday season is often a time for families to celebrate the season. Since it may also be the only time of the year that many families are able to gather all together, however, have you considered that it can also be a good opportunity to discuss long term care planning for older or disabled… Read more »

Why You Need to Talk to Your Aging Parents About Their Estate Plan

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There comes a time when you will need to be certain that your parents’ estate plan is current and no revisions are necessary. This event may arise because one or both of your parents have recently sustained a major illness that has or could become life-threatening. Hopefully, you have communicated with your parents to understand… Read more »

5 Signs A Senior Loved One With Dementia May Be A Victim of Elder Abuse

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Elder abuse is an under-reported epidemic impacting an estimated one-in-ten aging adults. It cuts across every racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic demographic, and can cause incalculable pain and suffering. This is not including potentially staggering financial losses. One unsettling correlation, however, is that seniors with dementia are disproportionately targeted for elder abuse. Nearly one-in-two aging… Read more »

5 Tips to Help Your Aging Parents Cope with a “Gray Divorce”

A “Gray Divorce” occurs when an older couple ends their marriage late in life. There could be a number of reasons for doing so, but in almost every case the fallout of the broken relationship can be devastating, and not just for the elder couple, but for everyone involved. Adult children, for example, may find… Read more »

3 Tips to Protect the Elders You Love From Exploitation

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  Most of us know how to identify if our senior loved one has been a victim of physical abuse or neglect. Financial exploitation, however, can be much harder to recognize. Research tells us that Older Americans are being scammed out of approximately $2.9 billion to $36.5 billion per year due to financial exploitation. Unfortunately,… Read more »

What to Watch for When You Visit Your Aging Parents During the Holidays

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  It is during the holiday season that many families find time to come together. As children become adults, the likelihood increases that they will move away and, ultimately, settle in a different part of the nation. During the holidays, however, many adult children make time to travel and spend the holidays with their aging… Read more »